1st International ICST Workshop on OMNeT++

Research Article

An Accurate and Extensible Mobile IPv6 (xMIPV6) Simulation Model for OMNeT++

        author={Faqir Zarrar  Yousaf and Christian  Bauer and Christian Wietfeld},
        title={An Accurate and Extensible Mobile IPv6 (xMIPV6) Simulation Model for OMNeT++},
        proceedings={1st International ICST Workshop on OMNeT++},
        keywords={Protocol Simulation MIPv6 OMNeT++ C++ Discrete Event Simulation model.},
  • Faqir Zarrar Yousaf
    Christian Bauer
    Christian Wietfeld
    Year: 2010
    An Accurate and Extensible Mobile IPv6 (xMIPV6) Simulation Model for OMNeT++
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.SIMUTOOLS2008.3032
Faqir Zarrar Yousaf1,*, Christian Bauer2,*, Christian Wietfeld1,*
  • 1: Communication Networks Institute, Dortmund University of Technology, Germany
  • 2: Institute of Communications and Navigation, German Aerospace Center, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
*Contact email: faqir.yousaf@tu-dortmund.de, christian.bauer@dlr.de, christian.wietfeld@tu-dortmund.de


MIPv6 is the IPv6 based mobility management protocol and it is expected to become the mobility management protocol of choice for the Next Generation Wireless Access Networks. In order to develop the understanding of the protocol’s behavior, its suitability for deploying in a wireless environment and in order to be able to propose and develop appropriate improvements and optimizations, it is imperative to have an accurate, reliable and scalable simulation model for the MIPv6 protocol which is fully compliant to the IETF standards and specifications. This paper presents the logic, design and performance results of an extensible MIPv6 (xMIPv6) simulation model integrated into the INET20061020 framework for the OMNeT++ discrete event simulator.